S Pen utilization

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  1. Miller6386

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    Well after watching a few videos on the Note 8 tablet I am once again reminded how much more functional/easy the old S Pen was. Being able to just hold the button and crop the screen or just pressing button and taping the screen to grab it.

    What I am after is an app or something that brings that easy function back. Has anyone found anything? Can we get enough interest in it to get something done about it?

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    They "improved" it by adding air command. Under S Pen settings do you have it set to open air command when you detach the pen? That's actually 1 step faster than the old method and no need to fumble for the button . If you use the pen for writing, like I do, often you can have it set to open air command on detach and just tap anywhere else on the screen if you're not going to use any of the 4 choices.
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    I actually have that feature off. Most of what I use my pen for is circling on photos and screen shots. I miss just taping the screen to capture it and be able to write and do as I need. More of what I miss and haven't been able to find is just being and to trace part of the screen and crop that part. I can crop a box but just just what I trace around. I used that a ton also.

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    You mean like this?
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    Yeah somehow I was missing that option everything I opened the action menu

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    Not that it has much to do with the OP, but I also turned off the option to have Air Command open when I detach the pen. Do you guys leave the "pointer" on? You know, the little dot while you hover over the screen? That's another thing that I turned right off.
     
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    I have mine on because I don't know what 99.9% of icons in apps, on web pages, etc stand for. It tells me what they are. I use it like the hover option on my desktop.

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    No, I mean the little blue dot that's like a laser pointer or something. I like the feature that works like hover on the desktop.
     
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    Same thing. Pointer shows blue dot when no available actions, sort of like the on-screen arrow with Windows
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    I'm pretty sure the feature that tells you what links and etc. are is separate from the pointer. That's why I'm confused now.
     
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    The little blue dot only appears on mine when I'm close to something that'll have an action

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